Thursday, January 28, 2016
Soft, kissable lips by Valentine's Day!
So what do you do if your lips are feeling dry or chapped to get them kiss-ably soft and keep them that way? First, you should exfoliate your lip area once per week. Don't use a harsh scrub. There are gentle lip scrubs that are made just for this area. Jane Iredale's Sugar & Butter Lip Exfoliator and Plumper is a very good one. It's a dual ended tube...so you get both products in one! If your lips are aging a bit, give Instantly Ageless Sugar Lip Scrub by Jeunesse a try. It also helps diminish fine lines around the mouth.
Next, use a lip balm that has a base of beeswax, petroleum jelly or paraffin. These seal in moisture and won't evaporate as quickly as thinner balms or glosses. Use the balm often, expecially if you are out in the wind and cold. Always apply it at bedtime! If your lips are extremely irritated, aloe vera is great. Don't forget the need for sunscreen even in winter! Suavecito Lip Balm has a beeswax base and is only $3.00. Another good beeswax based balm, Body Drench Lip Drench comes in six "flavors" ($4.00).
So...the plan for enticing lips by February 14...exfoliate each week and use lip balm each morning before applying lip color and each night at bedtime. Use more often if your lips are feeling especially chapped or dry. AND, no more licking your lips!